User Perspective: Going to a Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium

The highly successful football team, the Dallas Cowboys, have fans from all over the country, not just Texas! They've been to the Superbowl 8 times and hold the record for the most consecutive winning seasons, so it's no wonder they have been so well loved for so long. If you're a fan of the Cowboys, whether you go way back or if you have a new-found appreciation for them, seeing them play on their home field is something you will have to experience.

Vincent G. AKA “Uncle Vinny” isn't originally from Dallas or Arlington, or even from Texas. He's a Pennsylvania transplant who moved to Dallas when he was 30 for a new job offer. He never left and said that he fell in love with Texas, and has been a raving Cowboys fan since before he moved. Uncle Vinny was diagnosed with severe emphysema when he was 59 and now uses a portable oxygen concentrator. Uncle Vinny has a few things to say about going to a Cowboys game at AT&T Stadium while using oxygen.

Any die hard Dallas Cowboys fan has to come see a game at AT&T stadium, at least once in their lives. When I say die hard, I mean it's kind of like a spiritual pilgrimage. At least, that's how it felt to my buddy back in PA, who came here a few times for home games.

Seeing them win here is always like a huge party, before, during and after the game. I can't stress enough how important it is to bring extra battery power for your portable concentrator. You won't want to miss out on any of the game, the excitement, and especially not your oxygen.

I was bad with smoking for a while when I was first diagnosed with emphysema. I started smoking cigarettes when I was in my teens and I know that's what caused my emphysema. I don't care how hard it is, you have to quit for your health.

We're no longer allowed to smoking in public places, let alone the stadium, and I'm glad because you can't be close to anyone with a lit cigarette if you're using your concentrator. It's a major safety hazard. You have to quit for your health, because if you keep smoking, you'll just make it worse for yourself.

I use the Sequal Eclipse 5 oxygen machine, since I need 3 LPM of continuous flow oxygen every day. I can roll it around in my mobile cart, which sounds like it would be hard to do to get around in a stadium, but it's not. It's so light and easy to move around it doesn't slow me down one bit.

When I get a ticket, I do request a seat on the end of the row for me and my friends, so it's easier for me to get into my seat instead of rolling my mobile cart way across the aisle. I've had to do that a few times and it wasn't that bad, but I recommend getting end seats.

About Scott Ridl: Scott joined American Medical Sales and Rentals in 2008 as a Web Manager and Content Writer. He is a writer and designer. He is extensively trained on oxygen therapy products from leading manufacturers such as Inogen, Respironics, Chart, Invacare, ResMed and more. Scott works closely with respiratory therapists and oxygen specialists to educate the community about oxygen therapy products, COPD, asthma and lung diseases. He writes weekly columns and is passionate about educating the community on oxygen therapy and respiratory issues.

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